The Addiction Services College Credit Certificate (CCC) is part of the Social and Human Services AS degree program. It is designed to prepare students for employment as addictions specialists and human services assistants, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed these occupations.
After successful completion of the Addiction Services CCC, the student will be able to perform the following:
- Demonstrate a general knowledge and understanding of the human services delivery system and human services occupations.
- Understand the importance of legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities.
- Apply case management skills in real life situations.
- Demonstrate a general knowledge and understanding of the biological aspects of addiction.
- Examine the theories, identification, and causes of addiction.
- Apply an understanding of treatment knowledge.
- Demonstrate competencies of practice using various interventions.
The Social and Human Services Program associate degree is not currently accredited by The Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE); however, students will be eligible to sit for the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner(HS-BCP™) examination after the completion of the AS program and 3 years of work experience with a minimum of 4,500 hours.
Attendance and Enrollment
Many courses in the certificate are available fully online (no classroom attendance) or offered in a blended format (occasional classroom attendance). However, there are select courses that require scheduled classroom attendance. The Addiction Services certificate allows open enrollment. No additional application is required.
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.